The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 9
Page No. 2133 - 2136

The Relationship Between Family Functioning, Differentiation of Self and Resiliencetostress, Anxiety

Authors : Keivan Kakaberaei, Hassan Rostamian and Niloofar ronasi

Abstract: It has been proven for so long that family plays a fundamental role in individuals’ mental structures and it is regarded as the primary secure foundation for a person. As studies show, family has specific and unique functions. Through a proper functioning, the family has the ability to provide for the arrangements of individuals’ independency and differentiation of self, developing resistance and properresiliencein them against stressful and anxiety-provoking situations. It seems that people with homosexual disorders show a low resilience against stressful and anxiety-provoking situations. Homosexual people are commonly from families with undesirable functioning. Accordingly, the present study was conducted to assess the relationship between family functioning, differentiation and resilience and stress, anxiety and depression in people suffering from homosexual disorders in Kermanshah province in 2014. To study the target population, the number of 40 homosexual people was selected. Since, they hid their conditions, sampling was based on snowball sampling method in the way that each subject introduced the next subject. Then the purpose of the study was explained to them ensuring them the data will be kept confidential and they were asked to fill out the questionnaires. To analyze data, descriptive (mean, standard deviation) and inferential statistics methods (correlation coefficient and regression) were used.The research findings indicated that there is a positive and significant relationship between family functioning and resilience. Additionally, the findings suggested that there is also a positive and significant relationship between family functioning and differentiation. Moreover, there is a positive and significant association between resilience and differentiation. The results indicated that there is a significant and inverse relationship between family functioning, differentiation and resilience and stress, anxiety and depression.

How to cite this article:

Keivan Kakaberaei, Hassan Rostamian and Niloofar ronasi, 2016. The Relationship Between Family Functioning, Differentiation of Self and Resiliencetostress, Anxiety. The Social Sciences, 11: 2133-2136.

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